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Glass was being produced in ancient Sub Saharan Africa long before early European trade
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A recent archeological dig in modern day southwest Nigeria has found that glass was locally produced in Sub-Saharan Africa as early as 1000 years ago—long before trading relations with Europe began in the 15th century. Glass beads, a symbol of prosperity, power and prestige in many African cultures, have long been thought to be made… read more


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